OLDBICI Review: Tom Steels’s Colnago C40 MK2 Mapei Quickstep

OLDBICI presents the classic Colnago C40 of Tom Steels used in the Tour 2000

When Ernesto Colnago released the Colnago C40 he started a revolution.

Before, carbon fibre has been seen as the future of cycling and there have been loads of experiments going on since the 1970s. But to that point no carbon fibre bike proved so safe and light at the same time, that it was suitable as a professional team bike. Well constructed enough to equally compete in the mountains and the classics of Flanders.

1994, to celebrate the company’s 40th birthday, the C40 was first presented to the public. A construction of profiled carbon fibre tubes, fitted together by well proportioned carbon fibre lugs and steered with a high tech Columbus steel fork. And it became available in an unbelievable amount of paint schemes. All paintjobs were carried out by hand and found the company some extra fame.

However, the frame had yet to prove that it was capable of being a threat to the aluminium and steel bikes in the hard races pro teams have to attend. Ernesto outfitted the Team Mapei as the first squad to race his prestigeous machine. They proved that the bike was capable of coping with the roughest conditions. And how they did!

Mapei’s Franco Ballerini won the 1995 Paris-Roubaix and suddenly everybody was aware of the fact that the demise of Aluminium frames might have begun. The next year ultimately made the frame a legend, when Johan Museeuw, Andrea Tafi and Gianluca Bortolami crossed the line at the Roubaix velodrome as first second and third of the race. As if this would not have been phenomenal enough, Team Mapei repeated the triple in 1998 and 1999. 1996 is the year that Tom Steels joined the Team Mapei.

His best season was 1998 when he won the national championship for the second time and returned to the Tour de France to win four stages. The point jersey would also have been his, as the people in front of him all admitted to doping. He was also national champion in 2002 and 2004 and won five more stages in the Tour.

Major wins :
Tour de France, 9 stages
Belgian National Road Race Champion (1997, 1998, 2002, 2004)
Gent–Wevelgem (1996, 1999)
Omloop Het Volk (1996)

Steels retired from racing at the end of the 2008 season, during which he raced for Landbouwkrediet – Tönissteiner. In October 2010 it was announced that he would work as a coach for Quick Step.

Here is the full info on the Tom Steels Colnago bike from the Mapei team of 2000.

Frameset: Colnago C40 MK2; Carbon fiber lugged Carbon fiber tubing

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace 7700
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace – 175mm, 53/39
Stem: ITM Millenium – 120mm
Handlebar: ITM Millenium – 42cm
Hubs: Shimano Dura-Ace – Cassette 11-27
Rims: Ambrosio TQB – 32 holes
Seat Post: Shimano Dura-Ace EASTON – 27.1mm
Saddle: Selle San Marco mod. Rolls
Handlebar Tape: Colnago Mapei
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace 7700

Bike Size:
Seat Tube (c-c): 55 cm
Seat Tube (c-t): 56.5 cm
Top Tube (c-c): 56 cm
Head Tube: 15 cm

Finishing touches: Mapei Enervit water bottle and Elite Ciussi Bottle Cages!

Postmodern Bicycles – Modern Parts on Classic Frame

Colnago Postmodern Bicycles – Modern Parts on Classic Frame

Imagine combining a classic steel frame with a modern groupset. This is what we call a ‘postmodern’ bicycle. I’m not sure this term exists but let’s call such bikes this way. At least it gives us an impression of being intellectual. Anyway, tell us what do you think about such combination?

Here we present the last OLDBICI Postmodern: Colnago Master Olympic Art Decor with Campagnolo Chorus 10s group

The advantages of postmodern bikes are:

  • Steel frame, much sexier than carbon fibre one
  • Efficiency and comfort of modern shifting
  • Safety of modern brakes
  • Lightness of modern wheels
  • Cool and Unique look
  • Lightness: you can easily achieve weight under 8kg with a mid-sized steel frame ex. made of Columbus SL or SLX steel tubes and Campagnolo or Shimano Dura-Ace groupset and other lightweight modern components…
  • Stiffness and great feeling of riding a steel frame
  • History and real craftsmanship behind the frame combined with modern technologies
  • And the value is very stable and rather increasing than falling (it’s a classic steel frame ;-))

So if you are looking for a postmodern bicycle, contact us if you want a custom-built road racer!

 

Beauty Rossin Prestige

Rossin Prestige hexagonal tange steel

Very rare Rossin Prestige road bicycle from the mid 1990s!
One of the lightest Rossin framesets, the Prestige used hexagonal tange steel.
The frame shows the typical Rossin Prestige marble paintwork and has special exagonal sections tubing.
Frame and fork are made of very light and durable steel and the bike is equipped with Shimano 600 parts from the same era.
If you are looking for a light and rare classic bicycle, then this it is! You will love the smoothness of the ride on a steel frame and
the great functionality of the Shimano 600 groupset!
Era: 1990s

Frame: Steel Rossin PRESTIGE – Size: 55cm c-c
Tubing: Seat tube 55cm c-t-c ; 56.5cm c-t-t – Top tube 55cm c-t-c
Fork: Steel Rossin PRESTIGE
Frame/Fork: Steel Rossin PRESTIGE Road-Racing Special design (tange prestige special exagonal sections)

Color paint/chrome/decals: White Black murble – Rossin PRESTIGE original
Groupset: Shimano 600
Headset: Shimano 600
Stem: 3ttt – 110mm
Handlebar: 3ttt Grand Prix – 42cm (c-c)
Seatpost: Shimano 600 – 27.2
Saddle: Selle Italia – Turbo Super
Tape/grips: Deda Dedacciai – Color black
Brakes: Shimano 600 – BR-6400
Brake levers: Shimano 600 SLR
Front derailleur: Shimano 600 FD-6400
Rear derailleur: Shimano 600 RD-6400 – 7/8 speed
Shift levers: Shimano 600 SL-6400
Cassette: Shimano 7 speed
Chain: Shimano 7/8 speed
Crankset: Shimano 600 FC-6400 – 170mm – 53/39T
Bottom bracket: Shimano 600
Pedals: Shimano PD-6401
Wheelset: MAVIC MA 40
Quick release: Shimano 600
Tires: Vittoria ZAFFIRO 700x23c ARAMID 3D Compound (clincher)

Bicycle weight (in photo) : 8,5 kg

Amazing Colnago Carbitubo

Just finished amazing Colnago Carbitubo

Complete bike specifications Colnago Carbitubo:

Frame – Telaio NEW: Colnago Carbitubo – Carbon fiber – Size: 52cm c-c (54cm c-t), top tube 54cm c-c
Fork – Forcella NEW: Colnago Precisa fork
Paint/decals: Black Purple – Original Colnago paintwork
Groupset – Gruppo: Shimano Dura Ace ST-7400

Headset – Serie sterzo: Shimano Dura Ace ST-7400 1″
Stem – Attacco manubrio: 3ttt Colnago pantographed – Status Racing Team – 100
Handlebars – Piega manubrio: 3ttt Colnago pantographed – Racing Team – 42cm (c-c)
Seatpost – Reggisella: Colnago Carbon – Colnago pantographed – 26.0
Saddle – Sella: (NIB) San Marco Regal – Black leather rino, frame copper colour / carbon steel, copper rivets
Tape/grips – Nastro manubrio: Deda Dedacciai – Color black
Brakes – Freni: Shimano Dura Ace ST-7400
Brake levers – Leve freno: Shimano Dura Ace ST-7400
Front derailleur – Deragliatore: Shimano Dura Ace ST-7400
Rear derailleur – Cambio: Shimano Dura Ace ST-7400 – 8 speed
Shift levers – Leve cambio: Shimano Dura Ace ST-7400 – 8 speed (Dual Control levers)
Cable Shift Housing Set – Cavi e guaine cambio: New Shimano Road
Cable Brake Housing Set – Cavi e guaine freni: New Shimano Road
Cassette – Cassetta: Shimano 8 speed 13-27T
Chain – Catena: Shimano 8 speed
Crankset – Guarnitura: Shimano Dura Ace ST-7400 170 mm – 53/39T
Bottom bracket – Movimento centrale: Shimano Dura Ace ST-7400 – ITA 113 M36x24T
Pedals – Pedali: Look ARC 236 – Color: grey
Wheelset – Ruote: Ambrosio – Inox Eyelets Made in Italy Giro d’Italia Durex – Servizio corse – Spoke Drillings: 36
Quick release – Sganci rapidi: Shimano Dura Ace ST-7400
Tires – Copertoncini: Clincher BONTRAGER RL All Weather 700x23c – Tubes Michelin Airstop Butyl

Accessories:
Water bottle – Borraccia: COLNAGO – la Bicicletta (Bottle cage: ELITE vintage)

Description:
Very rare Colnago Carbitubo road bicycle from the mid 1990s! The frame shows the typical Colnago paintwork and has dual down tubing.
The frame is made of carbon fiber tubes inserted into aluminium lugs and, beside that, shows a unique geometry with a double-tube down tube which makes the bike very stiff,
the bike is equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace ST-7400 parts from the same era.
The whole frame is stunningly and precisely manufactured. Tony Rominger even claims it to be his favourite frame of all times and is known to have half a dozen of them in his garage!
If you are looking for a light and rare classic bicycle, then this it is!
You will love the smoothness of the ride on a carbon frame and the great functionality of the best Shimano Dura-Ace group!

Era: 1990s

Bicycle weight (in photo) : 9.1 kg

ciao! Happy and Ride out in Style!
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Just finished Colnago Bititan Art Decor Titanium 1992

Just finished… Colnago Bititan Art Decor Titanium 1992
Very rare Colnago Titanio bicycle from the mid 1990s! The frame shows the typical Colnago Art Decor paintwork and has dual down tubing. The exact name is Titanio Bititan.
Frame and fork are made of very light and durable titanium and the bike is equipped with Campagnolo Record Titanium parts from the same era. Just some of the highlights are the high profile Campagnolo Vento wheels and the Delta brakes!
If you are looking for a light and rare classic bicycle, then this it is! You will love the smoothness of the ride on a titanium frame and the great functionality of the best Campagnolo group!
Era: 1990s

Bicycle weight (in photo) : 8,7 kg

Tutte le specifiche:
Colnago Titanio Bititan Classic Art Decor Titanium Bicycle

Frame – Telaio: Colnago Titanium Bititan Classic Art Decor 1992 – Size: 54×54
Fork – Forcella: Colnago Precisa Titanium
Groupset – Gruppo: Shimano 600 – BR-6400
Headset – Serie sterzo: Shimano 600
Stem – Attacco manubrio: 3ttt Status Racing Team – 100
Handlebars – Piega manubrio: Colnago 3ttt Racing Team – 42cm (c-c)
Seatpost – Reggisella: Shimano 600 – 27.2
Saddle – Sella: Selle Italia Flite Titanium
Tape/grips – Nastro manubrio: Deda Dedacciai – Color grey
Brakes – Freni: Shimano 600
Brake levers – Leve freno: Shimano 600
Front derailleur – Deragliatore: Shimano 600
Rear derailleur – Cambio: Shimano 600 – 8 speed
Shift levers – Leve cambio: Shimano 600
Cassette – Cassetta: Shimano 8 speed 11-23T
Chain – Catena: Shimano 8 speed
Crankset – Guarnitura: Shimano 600 170mm – 53/39T
Bottom bracket – Movimento centrale: Shimano 600
Pedals – Pedali: Shimano PD-1056
Wheelset – Ruote: Shimano
Quick release – Sganci rapidi: Shimano 600
Tires – Copertoncini: Vittoria ZEFIR 700x22c

Accessories:
Water bottle – Borraccia: COLNAGO – la Bicicletta (original 90s)

 

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Sir Bradley Wiggins chose OLDBICI

Sir Bradley Wiggins “Wiggo” ha scelto una Old Bici per impreziosire la sua collezione di biciclette storiche.
Una vera soddisfazione.

Sir Bradley Wiggins “Wiggo” has chosen Old Bici to enrich his historical bicycle collection.
Great satisfaction.

Questa la sua nuova Old Bici – This is his new Old Bici
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Eddy Merckx – Colnago Molteni 1974

Complete bike specifications – Specifiche complete bicicletta:

Attualmente questa bicicletta fa parte della collezione privata di Bradley Wiggins

Frame – Telaio: 56cm c-c Columbus SL – Colnago Super mod. Molteni 1974
Fork – Forcella: Columbus Colnago
Groupset – Gruppo: Campagnolo Super Record

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Headset – Serie sterzo: Campagnolo Super Record – Campagnolo 4041, Super Record
Stem – Attacco manubrio: Cinelli mod. 1A – 120mm
Handlebars – Curva manubrio: Cinelli 64 Giro D’Italia (70’s model)
Tape/grips – Nastro manubrio: Cinelli (cotton white) – Cinelli bar end caps
Front brake – Freno anteriore: Campagnolo Super Record – Campagnolo 4061, Super Record (v1)
Rear brake – Freno posteriore: Campagnolo Super Record – Campagnolo 4061, Super Record (v1)
Brake levers – Leve freno: Campagnolo Super Record – Pant. Colnago
Front derailleur – Deragliatore: Campagnolo Record 1052/1 (1973-1977)
Rear derailleur – Cambio: Campagnolo Super Record – Campagnolo 4001, Super Record (1st Generation)
Downtube Shifters – Leve cambio: Campagnolo 1014, Record (a fascetta)
Cassette – Pacco pignoni: Regina Extra – 5V freewheel, 5 speed, 14-24
Chain – Catena: Regina Extra
Crankset – Guarnitura: Campagnolo Super Record – Campagnolo 1049/A, Strada Super Record
Bottom bracket – Movimento centrale: Campagnolo Super Record – Campagnolo 4031, Super Record (Second Gen)
Pedals – Pedali: Campagnolo 1037/a Superleggeri (SL) pedals
Wheelset rims – Ruote cerchi: Nisi (tubular)
Hubs – Mozzi ruota: Campagnolo Super Record – Campagnolo 4014, Super Record (Low Flange, Ti Spindle)
Tire tubular – Gomme tubolari: Vittoria
Saddle – Sella: Cinelli Unicanitor mod. Buffalo #2
Seatpost – Reggisella: Campagnolo Super Record 27.2 – Campagnolo 4051, Super Record (Campagnolo Script)

OTHERS – ALTRO:
Steel Toe clips – Puntapiedi: Campagnolo
Cable Housing Clips – Fascette guaina freno: Campagnolo
Seatpost Pin Bolt – Vite reggisella: Campagnolo
Quick releases – Bloccaggi ruote: Campagnolo
Bottle cage – Portaborraccia: REG cage white

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Restoration Colnago Molteni Eddy Merckx 1974

Eccola finalmente finita… Restauro Colnago Molteni Eddy Merckx 1972.
E’ stato un restauro lungo, miticoloso e davvero appassionante
Spero via piaccia, di seguito tutte le foto gallery del restauro.

Ciao Nicola – OLDBICI

1 – Raccolta di tutti i componenti

2 – Restauro del telaio Colnago

3 – Lucidatura telaio e forcella restaurati

4 – Trattamento galvanico forcella per la nuova cromatura

5 – Lucidatura forcella prima della cromatura

6 – Verniciatura finale del telaio Colnago Molteni 1972

7 – Montaggio della bicicletta

8 – Bicicletta finita…

Video components pantographed

Ciao!
durante la pantografia di alcuni componenti che ho fatto per una fixed “retro gusto” ho effettuato un bel video…
potete vedere tutti i dettagli della lavorazione al pantografo di diversi componenti.

TUTTE LE FOTO LE TROVI QUI

Buona visione!

ciao Nicola